Tradition and its ‘use’: the ethics of theological retrieval
作者: Simeon Zahl
作者单位: 1Faculty of Divinity , University of Cambridge , Cambridge CB3 9BS
刊名: Scottish Journal of Theology, 2018, Vol.71 (3), pp.308-323
来源数据库: Cambridge University Press Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0036930618000340
原始语种摘要: Abstract This article argues for the importance of attending to the subjective dynamics involved in retrieval of past theological traditions for contemporary purposes. Building on a close analysis of Martin Luther's distinction between the ‘substance’ of a thing and its ‘use’, the article makes a theological case for the importance of attending not just to what we retrieve from tradition, but also to how and why we retrieve it. Analysis of Luther's distinction suggests (1) that the meaning of theological claims remains unexpectedly fluid until such claims have been located within the ethical drama of ‘use’, and (2) that one of the best ways to get theological traction on the dynamics of ‘use’ is to attend to the affective economies in which theological reasoning is always located. It...
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  • retrieval 检索
  • use 使用
  • article 冠词
  • retrieve 打捞到舷上
  • ethics 伦理学
  • drawing 绘图
  • importance 重要性
  • claims 赔偿金
  • distinction 区别
  • attend 护理